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A county located in the northeast of England, County Durham has proved to be a mainstay in the mining and agricultural industries. Also a popular tourist destination in UK, the county is known for major sights and attractions such as the Apollo Pavilion, Barnard Castle, Castle Eden and the Durham Dales. There are many museums including the Locomotive Railway Museum in Shildon and the Lead Mining Museum in Weardale, which is known for its Killhope Wheel exhibit. Hamsterley Forest forms a major part of County Durham while High Force and Low Force waterfalls, on the River Tees, are popular with visitors.
Agriculture still remains a major part of the economy in County Durham although there are numerous small and large serviced offices occupied by a variety of service based businesses including architectural firms, graphic designers, solicitors, IT consultants, business consultants and public relation agencies. The Student Loans Company has office space in County Durham as do Northumbrian Water and the Three Rivers Housing Association.
Entertainment And Dining Out
A rapidly growing entertainment hub, County Durham is known for live-music and performance venues such as Darlington Arts Centre and Fury Events. Planet Leisure has a number of live-music performances while Durham Miners’ Gala offers the chance to celebrate the mining heritage of the county. Eating out in County Durham brings a variety of options to the table with The Orangery offering traditional British cuisine while the Star of Bengal serves exotic Indian cuisine. You can enjoy Chinese food at The Pavilion or head to Foffano’s to sample quality Italian cooking.
County Durham has a number of transportation options including bus services and coaches offering reliable road connections. There is a strong presence of taxis in the area while Durham Tees Valley Airport is a direct link to commercial air travel in the county. There are many railway stations in the region including Durham, Heighington and Shildon stations, allowing convenient travel throughout the UK.